Golden Globes to Honor Jeff Bridges With Cecil B. DeMille Award
“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to bestow the 2019 Cecil B. deMille Award on Jeff Bridges. Bridges’ brilliant body of work across diverse genres has captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide for more than six decades,” said HFPA President Meher Tatna. “We look forward to celebrating “the Dude” and his remarkable career and philanthropic achievements at the upcoming Golden Globe Awards.”
The Cecil B. deMille Award is chosen by the HFPA Board of Directors and is given annually to an individual who has made a lasting impact on the world of entertainment. Last year’s honoree was Oprah Winfrey. Previous recipients include Audrey Hepburn, Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Sophia Loren, Martin Scorsese, Robin Williams, and Sidney Poitier.
Bridges’s career has been both exceptionally long and iconic. He’s appeared in a litany of Hollywood’s most memorable films including ‘The Big Lebowski,’ ‘True Grit,’ and ‘The Fisher King.’ He received his first Golden Globe nomination in 1984 for ‘Starman,’ eventually winning the award for 2010’s ‘Crazy Heart.’ He won the Oscar for the same performance.
The Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, will air live on NBC at 8 pm ET on January 6, 2019.